The European Individual Chess Championship where Armenia has eight representatives has kicked off in Macedoni’a capital Skopje.
Hrant Melkumyan, Hayk Martirosyan, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan and Shant Sargsyan celebrated victories in the first round while Robert Hovhannisyan, Sergei Movsesian, Manuel Petrosyan and Armenia’s new champion Arman Pashikyan drew the games.
Ashot Vardapetyan is the chief arbiter of the European Championship. The championship has 357 participants including 142 GMs.
The championship was attended by 82 wrestlers in 10 weight classes.
The head coach of the Armenian boxing team, Karen Aghamalyan, opines...
Liana Gyurjyan (+81 kg) and Garnik Cholakyan (49 kg) were crowned European U17 champions.
Maria Gevorgyan, Anna Sargsyan and Siranush Ghukasyan had victories.
On the eve of the last round Levon Aronyan shares 4-7 places with 4 points.
Victor Boin became the first athlete in history to pronounce the athletes’ oath.
Only in that case it is possible to escape crisis quickly and effectively.